Thursday, April 12, 2012

National Drug Take– Back Initiative

Date: April 28th, 2012
Time: 10am—2pm
Location: Keosauqua Senior Center

Prescription Drug abuse is a significant public health issue in our country. Because they are legal, prescription drugs are easily accessible and often kept in the medicine cabinet long after they are needed, making them readily available to people who might misuse or abuse them. A recent study found that people who reported non-medicinal use of prescription drugs within the past year, 70% got them from a friend or relative.

The Van Buren County SAFE Coalition will be working with the Van Buren County Sheriffs Reserve Officers to hold the county’s second Drug Take-Back event. This effort is in conjunction with the DEA’s National Drug Take-Back event. The law enforcement, with the DEA, will collect potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction. The service is free and anonymous, no paperwork, no logs, no questions asked. The coalition is asking for your help in promoting the event, please let anyone who may have unused medication know about this! For more information contact the coalition office at 319-293-6412.

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